Kings Of The East
By Matthew Ficarelli
The Eastern part of the world will play a big part in the latter days. God will cause them to march with an army with which the likes of have never been seen. They will travel across half of the globe to go to battle with the forces gathered in the Middle East.
Revelation 9:14. Saying to the sixth angel which had the trumpet, Loose the four angels which are bound in the great river Euphrates.
The Euphrates river is in the way, but it will be taken out of the way for the armies of the east to pass through -
Revelation 16:12. And the sixth angel poured out his vial upon the great river Euphrates; and the water was dried, that the way of the kings of the east might be prepared.
The river being dried up will most likely be the result of a dam. The Atatürk Dam, originally the Karababa Dam, is a zoned rock-fill dam on the Euphrates River on the border of Adıyaman Province and Şanlıurfa Province in Southeastern Anatolia Region of Turkey. It is part of project of multiple dams set up all along the Euphrates and Tigris rivers.
The Southeastern Anatolia Project is a multi-sector integrated regional development project based on the concept of sustainable development for the 9 million people (2005) living in the Southeastern Anatolia region of Turkey. The project area covers 9 provinces which are located in the basins of the Euphrates and Tigris and in Upper Mesopotamia.
Southeastern Anatolia Project consists of 22 Dams (year of completion):
Euprates Basin -
Atatürk Dam (1992), Birecik Dam (2000), Büyükçay Dam, Çamgazi Dam (1998), Çataltepe Dam, Gömikan Dam, Hancağız Dam (1988), Kahta Dam, Karakaya Dam (1987), Karkamış Dam (1999), Kayacık Dam, Kemlin Dam, Koçali Dam, Sırımtaş Dam.
Tigris Basin -
Batman Dam (1998), Cizre Dam, Dicle Dam (1997), Garzan Dam, Kayser Dam, Kralkızı Dam (1997), Ilısu Dam, Silvan Dam.
The number of the army must have been surreal to John when he recorded what he saw. The size of the army alone was about the total population of Earth at that time.
Revelation 9:16. And the number of the army of the horsemen were two hundred thousand thousand: and I heard the number of them.
200,000 x 1000 = 200,000,000
China alone holds one sixth of the worlds population. The whole continent of Asia holds about 4 billion people which is more then 60% of the worlds population! The country of China actually has a law permitting only one child per house hold because of its extremely high population.
How then could 200 million people move so easily across Asia and the Middle East? The Karakoram Highway is the highest paved international road in the world. It connects China and Pakistan across the Karakoram mountain range, through the Khunjerab Pass. It connects China's Xinjiang region with Pakistan's Northern Areas and also serves as a popular tourist attraction. It is also referred to as National Highway 35 or N35. Due to its high elevation and the difficult conditions in which it was constructed, it is also referred to as the "Ninth Wonder of the World."
- MSN Encarta
All Scripture Taken Form King James Version